Ok, well, I take it you are an employee at your full time job? In other words, you receive a W2.
As you know, we don't incur a lot of overhead/expenses in connection with JustAnswer.com, however, you can't measure the value of a professional simply by the amount of money they may save you.
For example I can figure out a lot of computer questions, but it would take me a lot of time & effort, so I choose to ask questions of a professional.
The same thing would apply to you; there are several ways to figure your estimated
taxes and although you may be able to defer your tax payments
until you file your returns
, without penalties or interest
, you may prefer to pay quarterly as you go, because that fits your budget more closely & is an easier way for you to manage your money.
So, my recommendation is that you hook yourself up with a local
CPA & let him advise you on many things across the board; don't expert miracles in terms of tax savings
; he's also going to save you a lot of time & effort and keep you in compliance
with the regulations
, while keeping your tax bill as low as possible without putting you at undue risk.